Thursday, November 17, 2005

another beautiful example of why opensource just works

On devmeeting.2005-11-15.log you can see the log of a 3 hours IRC session where the project leader sorts through a bunch of open tickets on the bug tracker while giving directions to several contributors. Really amazing. Try doing that at work !

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Dilbert, Placebo and Focus, by Scott Adams. Found about it recently. It's hilarious, definitely a must-subscribe.

13 things on nature that do not make sense (mostly physics related. The piece on placebo is really interesting)

Prototype photo camera: First you take the picture, then you care about what to focus.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Why I stopped developing end user apps with Linux as the target platform long ago

I always suspected Linux usage was near 1% when considering all end user computers but then I came across this ranking of operating systems visiting the BBC homepage which tells that only 0.41% of the 32 million requests to the BBC servers analyzed came from Linux users.

It means that for every 1000 users stumbling by my software only 4 of them will be able to run it !